Aerotoxic invitation for passenger Mark Murphy of Travel Pulse – 29 February 2016

Dear Mark, An interesting article you have written about Aerotoxic Syndrome, which has caused quite a stir amongst aircrew whose health has been wrecked after exposure to oil fumes in a confined space. Maybe this link will convince you that passengers are also affected and that the 1 flight in 2000 is an…

Radio silence in aerospace – Philip Whiteley 29 February 2016 – 2nd Anniversary of AEROTOXIC DOSSIER

Since publishing my ‘whistle-blowing’ dossier on apparent serious breaches of medical ethics and health and safety legislation in airlines, I expected a barrage of commentary and criticism from people in the aviation sector. Instead, I have experienced an eerie silence. A few former pilots and one current flight attendant have gotten in touch to express…

Danger in the air Unite fights against aerotoxic syndrome – 28 February 2016

The dangers of the industrial chemical asbestos were first acknowledged in the early 1900s, but it wasn’t until nearly 100 years later – after relentless campaigning against corporate interests and countless fatalities – that governments finally took action and regulated or outright banned the deadly substance. A new fight against toxic chemicals is mounting, but,…

BBC to investigate Pugwash rumours – 28 February 2016

THE BBC is to launch a £10m probe into claims of sexually suggestive language in its 1970s cartoons. The inquiry will focus on previously false allegations that popular children’s programme Captain Pugwash included references to masturbation, under-age sex and seminal fluid. A spokesman said: “We’ve decided that a ‘Pugwash’ means being urinated on simultaneously by…

British Airways removes plane after finding bed bugs on board – 28 February 2016

LONDON — A plane was taken out of service by British Airways after bed bugs were found on board. The airline says two of the parasitic insects, which feed on people’s blood, were found. “Whenever any report of bed bugs is received, we launch a thorough investigation and, if appropriate, remove the aircraft from service…

Aerotoxic syndrome, an ongoing environmental forensics investigation – Jean‐Christophe Balouet (Environnement International, Orrouy, France),  David Megson (University of Toronto, Canada) 27 February 2016


Organophosphates  (OPs)  have
successful properties that means they have
been widely used as flame retardants and
pesticides.  However,  their  neurotoxic
properties  have  also  been  long
acknowledged and used in more sinister
applications such as nerve gases (1).
Hundreds of thousands victims have been
affected by organophosphates over the last
150 years. This has occurred since its early
uses in the 1890s as a treatment to
tuberculosis, in the famous ginger Jake
poisoning caused by counterfeit alcohol
during US prohibition times, and the 1959
Moroccan poisoning, and not to ignore the
estimated 200 000 annual fatalities in the
3rd world (2). Interest in this group of
compounds is growing once again as we try
to  establish  the  cause  of  Aerotoxic

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Commercial Flight Questionnaire – AEROTOXIC 27 FEBRUARY 2016

This questionnaire has been generated as part of a Dissertation project for the University of Wales Trinity Saint David International Tourism and Events Management BA Honours program.All responses will remain confidential and will only be seen by the researchers lecturers and the universities external verifier. Questionnaire here. * Required How often do you tend to…

Flying high: Scientists expose dangers of toxins in cabin air – DW 26.2.16

A team of German scientists has identified toxins in the bodies of aircraft crew members who believe they’ve experienced a so-called “fume event” – a technical glitch where toxins from the engine contaminate cabin air. Headaches, vomiting. Feeling irritated or a tingling sensation in arms and legs. Feeling drowsy. Being unable to focus. It’s a…